Scotch Tape by Wes Naman

Photographer Wes Naman has created portraits of his friends using Scotch Tape to distort their features. The results are similar to Scottish artist Douglas Gordon's 1997 work, Monster, but Wes says he originally got the idea after applying tape to himself to test a lighting rig set-up. Wes Naman has been a self taught photographer of ten years before graduating from commercial photography in his home in North Carolina. (Photo by Wes Naman/Rex Features)
21 Dec 2012 10:00:00
Rip Cord Tape

There are so many little, seemingly simple, yet ingenious things that make our life so much simpler. Take scotch tape for example. It’s just a roll of thin plastic film that is sticky on one side, yet how much simpler it made the packaging process of various goods! However, the removal of scotch tape, now there is a problem. Unless you have something sharp, it’s nearly impossible to tear it. To combat this, a brand new product has come out. Rip cord tape – is a regular scotch tape combined with a rip cord. The manufacturer of this product claims that it will make the removal of scotch tape much easier. However, when we look at the pictures, we realize, that yes, the rip cord will remove the middle of the scotch tape; however, the sides will remain in place! This will once again present a problem during the removal process.
09 Nov 2014 09:09:00
Cassette Tape Art By Benoit Jammes

So I'm a 33 year old graphic designer, and I live in Paris, France
This work on cassette tapes is entirely handmade, with a bit of work but so nostalgia... It so happened that I found a bunch of old cassettes at home; seeing them brought me back, in thought, to an earlier time, the 80s, and to me as a kid. In any case, I could not play them any more so resurrecting them sounded like a good idea...it was sound, it became visual! And I am pretty sure they are more happy now than in a shoebox :-)
I think people from my generation relate to this work because many enjoy the funny side of it, the references. They are happy to see that these old cassette tapes managed to start a new life!

Signed and numbered prints are available for sale.

Benoit Jammes

11 Apr 2013 11:06:00
Sanremo 2011

Belen Rodriguez and Elisabetta Canalis attends the 61th Sanremo Song Festival at the Ariston Theatre on February 15, 2011 in San Remo, Italy.
18 Mar 2011 12:22:00
Women compare their bikini marks after sunbathing on a terrace to have the perfect bikini line ('marquinha' in Portuguese), at the Erika Bronze spa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 17, 2016. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Women compare their bikini marks after sunbathing on a terrace to have the perfect bikini line (“marquinha” in Portuguese), at the Erika Bronze spa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 17, 2016. Women start arriving at the spa between 7am and 8am and will tan for approximately 3 hours. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
26 Nov 2016 10:44:00
Portraits Out Of Packing Tape By Mark Khaisman

Born in 1958 in Kiev, Ukraine, artist Mark Khaisman studied Art and Architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute in Russia. Now living in Philadelphia, USA, Khaisman uses rolls of brown packaging tape to create incredible works of art. Mark characterizes his work as ‘pictorial illusions formed by light and shadow’. The three key elements are: translucent packing tape, clear acrylic or film panels, and light. By superimposing layers of packaging tape Mark can ‘play on degrees of opacity that produces transparencies highlighted by the color, shading, and embossment’.
31 Jul 2014 11:41:00

John and Edward Grimes of the band Jedward from Ireland peform at a dress rehearsal the day before the second semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 on May 11, 2011 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
13 May 2011 09:38:00

Lady Gaga attends the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
07 Jun 2011 09:41:00